Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wind, fun and taper blues..

We had the kids in for the balloon fiesta weekend. A house full of 11 people, including 2 children- 3 years and 16 months and it was some crazy fun! The 3 year old had an ear infection or the flu-anyway spent much of the time do the 2-step (diarrhea and vomit) until we landed in the emergency room the day my daughter left, where she got some drugs to help and knocked her out all the way home to CA. She's fine now-kids are so resilient! Otherwise our family get-together was so fun and I LOVE to see all the kiddos..

We managed to get to the mass ascension on Saturday AM.It was so much fun-haven't done that in years!

Two of my favorite balloons-the bees kissing and then after they take off they separate-ahhhhh:

We had a rockin' time at our 80s themed party (for Heidi's 30th BD) where we all dressed up 80's style (I just had to look in my closet basically)..Then we pretended we were rock stars and lip synched to our favorite 80s song. Here are Heather and I rockin' out to Styx:

And her sister and I being 80s chicks (although I think I look more 50s here):

I have been really tired since. Could be the "tapering" we are doing for Soma in 11 days. We have done several bricks recently and the wind situation is getting ridiculous! We have been riding in the wind now for about the last 10 times we have ridden. Not the occasional breeze kind but the seemingly hurricane force NM winds! So if Soma is windy-we are ready!! Actually had to break out the gloves and hats for yesterday's ride it was that cold...
I am feeling a bit down-not sure if that is just let-down from the weekend or I am feeling the "tapering blues" but it has been hard to write lately. I have had situations in friendships arise that seem difficult and I hate confrontation. The group I have been going to for 3 years which is a professional counseling group seems to be dissolving (I am still licensed and wanted to keep that up). So I am feel a bit disconnected and sad this week. This too-I am sure-will pass..